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News / January 22, 2014

Blackwood Gallery Appoints Christine Shaw as Director/Curator

Christine Shaw. Photo: Richard Rhodes Christine Shaw. Photo: Richard Rhodes

The Blackwood Gallery at the University of Toronto Mississauga has appointed Christine Shaw to the position of director/curator. Shaw is now also a lecturer in the Department of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Most recently, Shaw was program and outreach manager at the Canadian Art Foundation, publisher of Canadian Art. While at the CAF, she coordinated symposia and panels including The Ecology of an Art Scene in Toronto and Air | Land | Sea in Vancouver.

Shaw succeeds Christof Migone, who produced exhibitions such as “Volume: Hear Here” and “SERIPOP: Landscapes Events Reproducted.” Also a sound artist, Migone is now assistant professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University in London, Ontario.

Shaw holds an MFA in visual art from Western University and a PhD in social and political thought from York University.

Prior to her term at the Canadian Art Foundation, Shaw was also a project director for Musagetes and an instructor at the University of Regina, OCAD University and University of Toronto Mississauga.

Leah Sandals

Leah Sandals is a writer and editor of white settler Canadian (Irish and Ashkenazi) descent. She is also news and special sections editor at Canadian Art and has written for the Toronto Star, National Post and Globe and Mail, among other publications. Sandals welcomes tips, corrections and comments anytime at leah@canadianart.ca.